Choosing your own toppings suits hummus to your own preferences, says Mary Ann Rennie.Choosing your own toppings suits hummus to your own preferences, says Mary Ann Rennie.

Summer dish adaptable to individual tastes

With the season about to unofficially change to summer, it’s time for some lighter fare, says Mary Ann Rennie.

Special events manager in the Office of the President, she has shared her recipe for loaded hummus, which dresses up the Mediterranean dip as the centrepiece for a family dinner or picnic.

Loaded Hummus

Spread a serving platter with hummus, prepared to your favourite recipe or purchased from a store or restaurant.

Top with any or all of:

  • crumbled feta cheese (omit to make vegan)
  • kalamata or green olives
  • roasted red peppers, diced
  • tomatoes, diced or cut into wedges
  • chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • whole chickpeas
  • smoked paprika

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with an assortment of pita wedges, crostini, and crackers.

Find more recipes β€” as well as a place to submit your own β€” on the Healthy Eating website.